Associate Professor of Photography, Chair of Photography, School of Fine
Arts : Irvine Valley College, Irvine, California. Teaching; Introductory,
Intermediate, Digital Photography, Art Photography, Digital, Color and Advanced
Color Photography, and various Special Topics courses. Curator of photography
exhibitions. Fall 1992-present.
Assistant Professor of Photography : El Camino College, Torrance, California.
Teaching; Elementary Photography, Advanced Photography (including alternative
processes, studio and large format camera technique, portfolio development),
Color , Advanced Color and Photojournalism courses. Program Chair, spring
Lecturer in Art: Visual Arts Department, California State University at
Fullerton, Fullerton, California. Teaching; Photographic Illustration, Advanced
Photographic Illustration, and Two Dimensional Design. Fall 1979-Fall 1991
Lecturer/Tour Leader, Western and Southern Europe, 1985, Britain and Ireland,
1986, England, France and Italy, 1990.
Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Post-graduate coursework
in: Still Video Imaging, andStudio Concepts, 1992.
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Photography emphasis, California State
University at Fullerton. Graduated with highest honors, 1990.
Master of Arts, Art, Photography emphasis, California State University at
Fullerton. Graduated with highest honors.
Bachelor of Arts, Art, Design, Photography emphasis. California State University,
Fullerton. Graduated with high honors. Cabrillo College, Aptos, California,
coursework in the music major.
* Denotes one person or collaborative exhibition
1996 University of California at Riverside/ California Museum of Photography,
Riverside, California, "In Our Sights: Artists Look at Guns."
Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos California "American Portraits/fragments:
Jerry McGrath."* February - March
1995 Pennsylvania State University, Hub and Kern Art Galleries, University
"This Is Our Yard, HIV/AIDS Portrait Project," Ann Shields, coordinator,
Irvine Valley College, Art Gallery, "ART 95," Irvine California,
March- April 1994
University of Oregon, Emu Gallery, Erb Memorial Union, Eugene Oregon, November-
Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, California, "Jerry McGrath,
Perspective. " August-
Irvine Valley College, Irvine California, Faculty Exhibition, March
California State University at Fullerton, University Library exhibition
center, "This Is Our Yard,"
1993 Orange Coast College Fine Arts Gallery, Costa Mesa, California, "Artists'
AIDS." November-December. Cover Story/Interview: The Orange
William Grant Still Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "TRANSCEND
AIDS," sponsored by
the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the Los Angeles
Mad River Gallery, Mad River Hospital, Arcata, California, "57 A Day,
Americans Who Die From AIDS," April*
Art Gallery, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, "This
Is Our Yard," February-May*
Theater of The Other, Irvine, California, "Art For Life's Sake, 'The
First Exhibition,'" April-June. Review: Los Angeles Times, articles
California Living Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, , Beach Cities Monthly,
Orange County Metropoloitan, Subterranean Magazine
Center Arts, Humboldt State University, Nelson Hall, Arcata, California,
"Intimacies," March Gallery Irene, Laguna Beach, California, "Exhibition
Gallery Hall, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, California, "Faculty
Exhibition," March- April
Cypress College, Cypress, California, Print Auction & Benefit, March Ken
Edwards Center, Santa
Monica, California, "This Is Our Yard," December-
Orange Coast College Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, California, "Artists'
Reflections on AIDS,"
California State University Chancellors Complex, Long Beach, California,
"Created at CSU,"
University of California, Irvine, "This Is Our Yard," September-November*
California State University at Fullerton, East Gallery, "Concept/Image:
20 X 24 Polaroid
Photographs," September- October.
Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, California, "Created at CSU Summer
Arts," exhibition from
the permanent special collection. August-September.
Hyatt Regency Alicante, Garden Grove, CA, "HIV/AIDS on the front line,"
participating exhibitor, "57 a Day," and selections
from the "Yard" series. March
Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles, CA, "This Is Our Yard"
project. February*. Articles: Los Angeles Times, West Side & Southbay editions.
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, "Sign Art #3," Public Installation,
Fairview Road. December- January.*Article/Interview: Los Angeles Times.
1991 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, "This Is Our Yard,"
ongoing AIDS awareness photographic project. November- December * Article/Interview:
Los Angeles Times Curator: Dr. Irini Vallera Rickerson.
Ipso Facto Gallery, Fullerton, CA., "Artists Against Aids," group
exhibition and benefit. October-November.
University of California at Irvine, University Center, Irvine California,
"Yard " series, in conjunction with the AIDS Names Project, University
Los Angeles Pierce College, Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, California, "This
Is Our Yard." April.* University of California at Irvine, "Sign
Art #2, " Public Installation, Pereria & Bridge Road. April-May.*
Hyatt Regency Alicante, Garden Grove, California, "HIV/AIDS on the
front line," participating exhibitor. March.
Cypress College, Cypress, California, "Sign Art #1, 'Americans Who
Have Died From AIDS," interactive, public installation. February.*
Cypress College, Cypress, California, Photography Gallery, "This Is
Our Yard," project. February-March.*
The Art Store Gallery, Fullerton, California. "This Is Our Yard".
* Denotes one person or collaborative exhibition
Selected Publications/Interviews/Awards & Grants "Day Without Art
commemorates loss," interview/cover story, Laura Bleiberg. Show section
The Orange County Register, Wednesday, December 1, 1993. "Visual Aids,
'The First Exhibition,'" review, Art For Lifes Sake exhibition, Los
Angeles Times, OC Live, May 6, 1993,articles: California Living Magazine,
Orange Coast Magazine, , Beach Cities Monthly, Orange County Metropoloitan,
Subterranean Magazine, Laguna Beach News, The Orange County Register, Art
Forum Newsletter. "57 a day," television document & interview,
KVIQ (CBS), July 16, 1992, aired July 17 & 18, Eurkea, California. "The
Arts," interview on radio station KUCI. Wednesday, March 11, 1992,
with commentator, Nora Levec. "Being Creative is What He Does Best,"
article/interview, M. Vallejo, Warwhoop, March 5, 1992. "Best Bet,"
Calendar section, article/interview, Jack Doherty, Los Angeles Times, West
Side, Friday, February 7, 1992. "Photos Depict Many Touched by AIDS,"
article and interview, Los Angeles Times, Monday December 4, 1991. "Living
With AIDS," Orange Coast, magazine article with color reproductions,
July, 1991. Project Grant, for the Yard exhibition at University of California
at Irvine, The Design Alliance to Combat AIDS (D.A.C.A.), May,1991 Associated
Students of Cypress College Grant, for Sign Art #1, Americans Who Have Died
From AIDS since 1981, March 1991. "Artist Hopes to clear fallacies,
AIDS display on campus," The Chronicle, Cypress, CA, article, March
13, 1991. "'Jerry McGrath,' Jerry Holdermans People," The Orange
County Register, interview, February 4, 1991. The Elephant-Ear, No. 8, photographic
excerpts and lengthened text from the Yard project, 1991. Faculty Research
and Development Grant, Irvine Valley College, 1990. Associated Students
of Irvine Valley College, Grant, 1990. "Photographic Evidence of AIDS,"
Tustin Weekly, November 2, 1990. "Exhibitors Hope 'This Is Our Yard
Hits Home,' "Los Angeles Times, October 23, 1990. "This Is Our
Yard' Brings AIDS Home, " Irvine World News, October 25, 1990. Television:
Orange County News (O.C.N.), October 19, 1990, coverage of "Yard"
Project. Radio, K.F.W.B., interview on the "This Is Our Yard"
project, October 13, 1990. "Photographs tell stories of county AIDS
patients," Irvine World News, October 11, 1990. "Photo Exhibit
Highlights Personal Side of AIDS," The Orange County Register, October
11, 1990. "photography: from fact to symbol," a national exhibition
of contemporary photography, 1990. "'The Real Thing' comes alive at
Brea Cultural Center Gallery," Daily Star-Progress, June 1, 1990. "Art
Exhibits Offers 'Real Thing,'" Brea Highlander, May 10,1990. The California
Art Review, second edition, reproductions and biographical overview, Winter,
1989. "Orange County Invitational," review: Los Angeles Times,
1988 "Tossing together OC artists," review: The Orange County
Register, exhibition review, November 25, 1988. "Photography-Inside
Out, New Photography," review: Los Angeles Times, 1988. Poster reproduction
of "Untitled Everyman." "Photographer Sets His Tableaux With
Diffuse, Metaphorical Themes," review: Los Angeles Times, September
1, 1988. "Artists Liaison," national exhibition catalog . Jurors
Choice, 1988. "Reflections '87," Brea Civic and Cultural Art Center.
Brea, California, Cash Award. August 1987. "Fifty Years of Modern Color
Photography, 1936-1986," artworks published, with text and biography
(pg.193) Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany. 1986. "The Valley,
'Jerry McGrath,1986,'" review: Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1986. Recipient
of an Ilford Corporation Cash Grant, from the exhibition B.Cibachrome. May,
1985. The Elephant-Ear, No. 3, light drawing reproduction, page 68. 1985.
"Jerry McGrath Photographs," review, The Los Angeles Times, March
15, 1985. The Elephant-Ear, No. 2, drawings reproduced in literary annual,
page 51. 1984. "Orange County Color," review Artweek, July 28,
1984, reproduction of "Homogeneous Construct in Grey," pages 15
& 16. "A Closer Look at the Galleries," publication of graduate
research paper in The Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies Journal,
Vol. 5, No.22 February, 1979. Representation Jan Kesner Fine Arts Los Angeles,
California (1986-1990) The Orlando Gallery (1984-87) Sherman Oaks, California
Selected Collections Humboldt State University, CSU Summer Arts, Arcata,
California The Coca Cola Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia Laguna Beach Museum
of Art, Folio '83 Mr. Thomas Garver, Minneapolis, Minnesota Ms. P. Viera,
Los Angeles, California Mr. & Mrs. Charles Downing, Laguna Hills, California
Mrs. Helen Clark, London, Ontario, Canada Mr. & Mrs. C. Mears, Irvine, California
Mr. R. McDermot, El Toro, California Mr. & Mrs. J. Mannes, Richmond, Michigan
Special Collections, C.S.U. Fullerton, Library Mr. R. Steen, Pasadena, California
Mrs. Kay Burris, Capistrano Beach, California. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Morrison,